Genius Freak

In love with the creative, the brave, the kind, the brilliant, the generous, the crazy, and the hopeful

This post was supposed to be about research. Specifically, about how real research is prompted by real questions that arise when we are engaged in reading (or talking, or thinking). By the time I was finished, the reflections ended up being about something very different, and more intense, than the idea of doing research. I …

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Looking at things from the top of a mountain lets you get a perspective like nothing else. Cliché? Absolutely. But that cliché about clichés being born out of some truth is true here. A little getaway to Big Pocono Mountain (aka Camelback Mountain) in Tannersville, PA, was just what I needed last week to think …

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Cool rains down Making the street Let go of its heat, Sending it back As steam And forgiveness I hear in each drop Her tapping foot, In their sibilance Her bubbling anxiety. The white noise That puts some to sleep Wakes me up To tea And memory. My Mom loved the rain. And it loved …

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I am so angry It overruns the bounds of understanding In salty cascades of anguish Reminding me that anger Is the mask that pain wears When wounds go unhealed. I watch the screen for hours Seeing kids who could be mine Run out hands raised Forever changed Stepping over friends Who will never step again …

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